Rusty Preisendorfer shaped his first surfboard during the winter of 1969/1970. The years that followed were full of study, practice, experience and testing. By the 80's the world began to take notice of the innovation coming out of Rusty's shaping and by the end of '84 more than half of the top 16 surfers were getting boards from Rusty. Since that time creation has continued to flourish from Rusty's hands and his brand continues to grows and expand globally. Rusty Surfboards is now proud to be operating in South Africa, serving the whole of ZA, Mauritius and Reunion island.